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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 6, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A battle between Apple and an app developer has caught Congress' attention: An attempt to crack down on spammy, duplicative apps has Apple at war with ChowNow, which aids restaurants." Recode 11:20 AM
  • "U.S. senator says Apple should defend free expression in China" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Plummets to Lowest Ranking Ever in Glassdoor's Annual List of Best Places to Work: Apple has ranked 84th on Glassdoor's annual list of the best companies to work for in the United States, after finishing no lower than 36th every year since 2009. In fact, heading into 2012, Apple was 10th on the same list." MacRumors 8:26 AM
  • "Facebook named Glassdoor's 'best place to work' as Apple falls 48 places to #84" 9to5Mac 9:40 AM
  • "Most Innovative Tech of 2017/iPhone X: A Vision Perfected" [Best overall ] Tom's Guide 3:22 PM
  • "Best Phone of 2017: Product of the Year Awards" [iPhone X] Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "3 top reasons people dump Android for iPhone" Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "Apple loses ground to Android in a few key markets" Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "China's phone market is now dominated by five companies, none of which is Samsung: Xiaomi, Huawei, the Oppo-Vivo duo, and Apple now account for 91 percent of sales" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Buyers, beware of iPhone X replicas, or you may end up paying $880 for... Android" phoneArena 8:41 AM
  • "Siri seems to have killed off John Travolta" Alphr 8:40 AM
  • "Siri, Why Do You Think John Travolta Is Dead?" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's AlphaZero Destroys Stockfish In 100-Game Match" 8:29 PM
  • "Bitcoin surges above $13,000 to new high" BBC 7:01 PM
  • "Mozilla, Yahoo Sue Each Other Over Firefox's Default Search" PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Google shuts down the 'apps' section of the Chrome Web Store" Ars Technica 11:06 AM
  • "Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world's knowledge on the blockchain" The Next Web 11:06 AM
  • "Data of 31 million users of iPhone add-on keyboard ai.type potentially leaks" AppleInsider 9:20 AM
  • "Now you can 3D-print things that connect to Wi-Fi without batteries or electronics" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Your Online Shopping Habit Is Fueling a Robotics Renaissance" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Amazon punches, Google punches back over YouTube; consumers lose the fight" Digital Trends 3:27 PM
  • "Google pulls YouTube from Amazon TV boxes amid bitter feud" Telegraph 7:34 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 150 | DateGate, new App Store Search Ads and Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV" 9to5Mac 6:26 PM
  • "#218: The World is Our Oyster/Apple Pay Cash experiences, Google and Amazon's YouTube tiff, increasingly complex emoji, and what we'll think of the iPhone in another ten years." Relay FM: Clockwise 3:24 PM
  • "Neil Ticktin Previews The 2018 MacTech Conferences" MacVoices 3:19 PM
  • "How to Compare Apple Watches to Get The Best Model For You" The Mac Observer 2:12 PM
  • "Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV, Favorite RSS Reader Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-06" The Mac Observer 2:12 PM
  • "App: The Human Story is an antidote to Planet of the Apps" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "#171: Leave it to Stephen/Apple's had a rough week, Myke's office is full of assistants and Federico is back with a new task manager and an iPhone X review." Relay FM: Connected 7:35 AM
  • "#48: Game of the Year 2017/Our picks for the best games we've played in 2017." Relay FM: Remaster 7:35 AM
  • "Intego Mac Podcast Episode 8: I Have Root" Intego 7:34 AM